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Franciscan Sisters to focus on people in the "margins of society"

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The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration say they intend to transfer oversight of three major institutions to the leaders of those organizations.  Those organizations are Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare, Viterbo University and St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa.

That move will allow the Sisters to focus more specifically on a new issue - people in the "margins of society."

With this approach, Viterbo and St. Anthony will maintain their Catholic identities.  Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare will move ahead as a faith based, non-catholic organization.

The Sisters hope to complete this transition by July 1, 2018.

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